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View Poll Results: Which Cities Have a Truly Urban Downtown?
Boston 141 46.53%
Providence 32 10.56%
Hartford 17 5.61%
New York City 205 67.66%
Buffalo 20 6.60%
Philadelphia 147 48.51%
Pittsburgh 61 20.13%
Baltimore 55 18.15%
Washington D.C. 89 29.37%
Charlotte 16 5.28%
Atlanta 36 11.88%
Jacksonville 7 2.31%
Orlando 9 2.97%
Tampa 11 3.63%
Miami 34 11.22%
Nashville 15 4.95%
Memphis 19 6.27%
Cleveland 33 10.89%
Columbus 16 5.28%
Cincinnati 33 10.89%
Detroit 40 13.20%
Indianapolis 25 8.25%
Chicago 158 52.15%
Milwaukee 38 12.54%
Minneapolis 42 13.86%
St. Louis 33 10.89%
Kansas City 21 6.93%
New Orleans 44 14.52%
Houston 28 9.24%
Dallas 30 9.90%
San Antonio 20 6.60%
Austin 17 5.61%
Denver 41 13.53%
Phoenix 10 3.30%
Las Vegas 12 3.96%
San Diego 38 12.54%
Los Angeles 55 18.15%
San Francisco 151 49.83%
Portland 44 14.52%
Seattle 92 30.36%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 303. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-06-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I think we've been building up to this thread lately. So, which give me your list as to which cities have the most urban central business district. Virtually anything can be incorporated into urbanity including (but not limited to the following): structural density, skyscrapers, commuters, residents, subway/trains, liveliness, street layout, things to do, etc., etc.

Now for the poll, vote for the cities that you believe have a truly urban downtown.

P.S. On this thread we will count Manhattan as one central business district.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:38 PM
 
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I just voted on my perceptions from pictures and/or visiting the place...I didn't vote for places that I am not familiar enough with to give an opinion.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Houston
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New York City
Boston
Chicago
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: seattle
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most of the cities listed
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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SF feels more urban than Boston and Chicago


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New York City
Boston
Chicago
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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This is why these polls are meaningless: how is it that 40% of the people who voted did not vote for New York City? Perhaps the same 40% who voted for San Diego?
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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This is true. I dont see how anyone could NOT say NYC is the most urban. Its not even close. 2nd place I think is close, though, between SF, Chicago, Philly and Boston.

San Diego belongs nowhere in this discussion.


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This is why these polls are meaningless: how is it that 40% of the people who voted did not vote for New York City? Perhaps the same 40% who voted for San Diego?
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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This is true. I dont see how anyone could NOT say NYC is the most urban. Its not even close. 2nd place I think is close, though, between SF, Chicago, Philly and Boston.

San Diego belongs nowhere in this discussion.


Yes it does
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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San Diego has a very nice downtown...but the area as a whole doesnt feel very urban.

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Yes it does
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Houston
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SF feels more urban than Boston and Chicago
Never been to SF so I wouldn't know. The most I know about SF is from watching Full House as a kid and it didn't seem very urban to me.
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